From Crouch Hall to Gin Lane The rise of Madam Geneva

10/10/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Highgate Society
10A South Grove N6 6BS

A talk by local historian Ruth Hazeldine.

Thursday 10th October 2019
7.00 pm
10A South Grove N6 6BS

“All attempts to curtail the consumption of the spirit of ‘Madam Geneva’ have failed. I shall tell you how and why. Highgate has a local connection with gin, as Felix Booth, of the Booth gin distilling family, lived in Crouch Hall, Crouch End. William Hogarth drew Gin Lane, his famous depiction of the horrors of drunkeness, by observing drunken revellers reeling out of the Flask pub. What is the origin of the phrase “to take Dutch courage”? I shall tell you, and more”
Ruth Hazeldine

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